Jose Daniel Ferrer Can Not Leave The Country For Reasons Of "Public
Interest" / 14ymedio
Posted on August 22, 2015
14ymedio, Havana, 19 August 2015 — The activist José Daniel Ferrer,
leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) has been informed this
week by the Office of Immigration and Nationality that he can not leave
the country. The authorities said that the travel restrictions are being
imposed because he is not "in compliance with the criminal sanction" and
there are "reasons of public interest" to prevent him from crossing the
The official response was communicated Wednesday, when Ferrer attempted
to being the paperwork for a new passport at the identity card office in
the Playa municipality in Havana.
The regime opponent had received an invitation from the Forum 200
Foundation to participate in its traditional annual event, to be held in
Prague from 13 to 16 September. The forum seeks to maintain the legacy
of Václav Havel and supports "the values of democracy and respect for
human rights, supporting the development of civil society," in the words
of its organizers.
Jose Daniel Ferrer is a part of the group of 75 dissidents imprisoned
during the "Black Spring" of 2003, when he was sentenced to 25 years in
prison. In 2011 he was released, but on parole.
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